Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Dudley, West Midlands and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Dudley road accident claims
Dudley cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's carelessness.
No matter if you were involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our team can help. Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dudley
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures show that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Tividale Rd and on City Rd.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure instead of claiming compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Trust Headquarters, Trafalgar House, 47-49 King Street, Dudley, West Midlands.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
The effect of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts when calculating injury compensation. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, compensation enables people to focus on their recovery.
The panel of expert solicitors have helped people collect compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious range from chemical poisoning to spinal cord damage.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Dudley No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Dudley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Dudley, West Midlands and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Dudley?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Dudley, West Midlands and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across the West Midlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to bike accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Reviews for lawyers in Dudley
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will you need to go with a local Dudley lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so relevant as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as claimants will be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.